Location and Access Information
Grid Reference: SO 408693
Wigmore, in north-east Herefordshire is the starting point for a geological trail that traces evidence in the area for the existence of a large glacial lake. The trail starts from Wigmore Castle (signposted off the A4110, from the village) and information on it is available from the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust.
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This trail covers localities in the Wigmore area where there is evidence for a former glacial lake, which developed 20 000 years ago during the last ice age. The trail takes you through the building stones of the castle and the formation of sandstone and limestone. There is then a drive over the flat bed of the lake to the next site at Downton Gorge that was cut by the meltwater spilling out of the glacial lake. The trail finishes with a drive over the former lakebed, ending at Wigmore.